§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations she has received on the European Regulation on International Accounting Standards. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
On 2 September I published a consultation document on the options for extending the application of the European Regulation on International Accounting Standards. The closing date for comments is 26 November 2002. After the consultation I will publish a summary of the responses to the consultation.